After a hiatus of 16 months, Mason Greenwood’s future with Manchester United remains uncertain.
The club suspended him from all football-related activities, and the reasons for his absence have been widely reported.
As the 2022/23 season draws to a close, Manchester United plans to meet with Greenwood to explore his options.
The upcoming FA Cup final against local rivals Manchester City may mark the beginning of discussions between the club and the player, bringing some much-needed clarity to the situation.
Due to the sensitive nature of the discussions, they will require the utmost care and attention.
The club’s decision on whether to retain Greenwood as a valuable member of staff or terminate his contract and release him remains unknown at this time.
During an interview with The Times, Erik ten Hag praised Greenwood’s skills as a forward, citing his past performances where he scored 36 times in 130 appearances while playing in a front role.
However, he emphasized that the decision regarding Greenwood’s future is not his to make.
Once Saturday is out of the way, there will be a focus on the issue around Greenwood and how Man Utd deal with it.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) May 30, 2023
Simon Stone from BBC Sport has tweeted that the attention will shift to Greenwood’s situation once the FA Cup final concludes.
The way Manchester United handles this issue will determine the extent of any potential damage to their reputation.